FAIR Impact Launches Open Calls to Support Research Projects Focused on FAIR Data and Open Science

FAIR Impact Launches Open Calls to Support Research Projects Focused on FAIR Data and Open Science

11 May 2023

The EU-funded project FAIR Impact has announced the launch of its first of three Open Calls for Support, which aim to support research projects focused on FAIR data and open science. The calls are open to individual researchers, research groups, and organisations that are based in Europe and working in any scientific field.

FAIR Impact aims to promote and support the principles of FAIR data (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) and open science across Europe. The project offers funding and resources to researchers who are committed to making their research data openly accessible, as well as to those who are working to develop tools and services that support the FAIR data principles.

The open calls offer two defined support actions designed to enhance the FAIRness of data, semantic artefacts and data-related services.

  • Support action #1: FAIRness assessment challenge. More harmonised use of semantic artefacts such as ontologies, terminologies, taxonomies, thesauri, vocabularies, metadata schemas and standards is a key element to achieving a high level of FAIRness. However, it can often be difficult to find and use semantic artefacts as they themselves are not always FAIR. This targeted support action will help a cohort of dataset providers or semantic artefact developers to self-assess and work towards maximising the level of FAIRness of their resources.
  • Support action #2: Enabling FAIR Signposting and RO-Crate for content/metadata discovery and consumption. The findability of both data and metadata is central to the FAIR principles. FAIR-IMPACT will provide a method to increase the discoverability of the metadata and content using a combination of two approaches; RO-Crate and Signposting. These two approaches are being used in combination as a pragmatic approach to making digital scholarly and research objects more FAIR. 

Both support actions will provide successful applicants with financial support to enable participation in a series of virtual workshops, expert guidance and advice from FAIR-IMPACT mentors. 

Applications will be accepted via FAIR IMPACT’s grants platform until 1 June 2023.

For more information on the open calls and how to apply, please visit the FAIR Impact website.

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Trust-IT leads Work Package 7 of the FAIR-IMPACT initiative, which focuses on dissemination, exploitation, and communication. Trust-IT is responsible for coordinating and maintaining communication within the initiative, delivering a tailored Funding Platform using their Trust-Grants™ platform, producing FAIR implementation stories, organizing workshops and events, and developing an effective strategy for the adoption of FAIR-IMPACT tools and outcomes. The main goal is to encourage new research communities and stakeholders to engage with EOSC and enable FAIR.

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Publication date: 11 May 2023

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